Back to school – are you racking up the miles?

UK parents will apparently spend almost a full year and travel over 62,000 miles doing the school run! This staggering nationwide study by webuyanycar.com, revealed that British parents who drive their kids to school, spend an average of one hour and 14 minutes a day during term times (25 days a year) on the school…

Specialist advice on reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety for children

Returning to the classroom is an exciting time. But for many children, it can cause stress and anxiety, about being separated from their families after months of togetherness.  The beginning of a new school year typically generates a combination of excitement and nervousness, but returning this year amid the coronavirus pandemic will be unlike any…

Back to school – purchased the uniform yet? Read this first

The most rigorously tested school uniform survey in the UK has voted Marks & Spencer as the top pick for school uniform. The survey also revealed the backlash against the cost of school-branded items. Not long to go now till the kids head back to school (albeit preschool for my little one). Wish I had read…

Father’s Day gift guide

#advert Sunday 20th June marks Father’s Day here in the UK. We’ve collated a list of some of the best gifts to buy the man who is (almost) impossible to buy for. Take a look at the below for a little bit of inspiration. With Father’s Day just under two weeks away, there’s still time…

Easter activities for the whole family

Advert It’s nearly Easter Weekend, and one year on, we are still locked down. Hard to believe really! That being said, this year feels a little more positive, with fewer unknowns. There feels like a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve curated a list of loads of fun things you can do over…

Seven lockdown activities for kids; the games edition

Advert It feels like the easing of lockdown is now finally in sight and with spring in the air, things are feeling that much more positive. However, that being said, we still have some time to go till we can get back to some form of normality and get out to see friends and family….

Parental burnout; Six ways to talk your way to a happier you in lockdown no.3

Many parents are undoubtedly feeling increased stress and exhaustion due to the intense pressure of trying to home-school and take care of their children, whilst maintaining a full-time job, keeping their relationships intact and their home in a modest state. Psychologists have likened the impact on parents to a state of burnout with commonly reported…

The six books you must read this festive season

It’s that time of year again. Time to cosy up with a good book; time to kick back and relax on the sofa; time to take your mind to another place and step into a different world. Here are my top six books to read this holiday season: Blow your mind: Call me Joe This…

The PitterPatterPither Christmas Gift guide for mums

Mummies it’s time to put your feet up, grab a glass of something cold and fizzy and start writing your Christmas wish list.. and to help out with this onerous task (!!), here’s my list of some of the top gifts for mums this year. So, print the list out and stick it on the…

The seven plants and herbs that can help you sleep

Anyone else struggling with their sleep right now? My gosh we are here. I don’t know if it’s the fact that we’re just not going out so much during the day and therefore not as shattered as usual, or if it’s simply lockdown related anxiety, but the last few nights I have really struggled to…